Parts of A Muscle

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Haematology and Anatomy (Muscular System) Flashcards on Parts of A Muscle, created by gina_evans0312 on 10/15/2013.

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Belly of Muscle Largest part- the sum of muslce fibres in any given muscle
Episemium Lines muscle belly, holds muscle together
Fasicle Make up muscle belly- compised of muscle fibres
Perimysium Surrounds muscle fasicles, holds muscles fibres together
Muscle Fibre Made of myofibrils, make up fasicles
Enodmysium Surrounds muscle fibre, holds myofibirls together
Myofibril Repeating units of myosin and actin, contracting unit
Muscle cell Muscle fibre
Somatic nerve Stimulates muscle movement
Origin Most proximal site of tendon, tends to have more mass
Direction of muscle contraction Towards the origin
Insertion More proximal tendon, less mass
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